“Let it snow, let it snow,” said Ramona High School Librarian Carolyn Owens, explaining that the library will kick off its Snowflake Book Donation Drive on Nov. 12.
Last year the RHS Library invited students, parents and the community of Ramona to participate in its Snowflake book donation drive and received a good response.
“We received several donations that encouraged RHS students to read more,” said Owens.
There are three ways to donate books to the library:
Donate a new book: Contact the library for specific titles the library wants to purchase.
“We have placed these titles on snowflakes and they are hanging in the library,” said Owens.
Donors can either stop by the school library at 1401 Hanson Lane and pick a snowflake or email Owens at email@example.com and she will send a list.
Select and purchase a title and donate the book to the library’s collection. Each book donation will receive a bookplate with the donor’s name.
Donate slightly used Young Adult books: The second way to donate is with slightly used books—hardback and paperback—that are appropriate for young adults ages 13 to 18.
If a student or their parent donates a book and that student has a fine, the library will take the book in lieu of the fine.
Purchase scrip: Donors also may purchase scrip from RHS and specify that the proceeds go toward the library book fund. From this fund the library staff will purchase student book requests.
“The staff of the RHS library thank you for your support of the RHS Library Media Center and helping our students read more,” said Owens.
The book drive will end on Thursday, Dec. 20, before winter break.